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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 767


Brumas

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Good Evening All.

I shall leave a GENUINE UNIDENTIFIED POSTCARD for the night shift. Is that a bust of Faraday I see lurking in the corner?

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Bing.alau

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Aitchbee.

It may be a machine for coating paper with china clay. Looking at all the white dust around the place made me think of paper dust but there is an awful lot of it. I wouldn't like to work in that atmosphere if it is some kind of dust.

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Aitchbee

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... yes, that pile of paper I mentioned, looks more like square tiles, perhaps.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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morddwyd seems we're both right :0)

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westelec.html

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Diemmess

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I wondered about Marconi, but the bust is definitely not his. However the spheres look a bit like the makings of a spark generator and there is a spindle (aerial) affair above and behind. An early transmitter?

The area of the supply cable and various meters suggest a competent power company and some large currents

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Thought it might be the Oxford Electrical Laboratory part of the Clarendon Laboratory but can't find a picture

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WhiteTruckMan

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WMC

Working Mens Club? Perhaps they rented out the upstairs room even in those days?

WTM

(Who Told Me?)

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Noldi

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Drum on the top looks like a tombola ticket drum? A very early lottery machine? Apart from that can't add more to previous answers.

Noldi

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sunnypete

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Drum at the top looks like a frame aerial, College Science Lab somewhere? Electric motor looks to be driving a grinding wheel.

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Bing.alau

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Could it be grinding down ceramic tiles? That might account for all the dust.

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cycoze

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Looks like plates/discs inside the cabinet, makes me think it might possibly be an Electro-static machine, similar to those used in early x-ray and medical electro-therapy.

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